University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1029
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Agate
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Roman Emperor
Trebonianus Gallus
Height: 3.2cm
Width: 2.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1029 - Sommerville Gem Number
291 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Modern Gold ring setting) Laureate cuirassed bust identified as Roman Emperor Trebonianus Gallus, 41st. Emperor of Rome (A.D. 251-253). Purchased from relatives of Pope Gregory XVI (1831-46) who once owned this ring.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 284, fig. 231, pl. 362View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 291View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 735, no. 1029View Objects cited in this Publication

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